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July 28, 2016 Organizing and Minimizing Clothes, Shoes, and Purses

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton Getting and staying organized can be really hard to do. Some people simply feel like they are too busy while others don’t even know where to begin. And more people than you would imagine have some form of disability, from ADHD to hoarding,

July 21, 2016 Maniac Book Club: Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

Manic Book Club The maniac book club enjoyed bestselling author, Charles Duhigg’s first book, Power of Habit, so much that they excitedly jumped into his latest release, an exploration into the science of productivity.  In Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Live and

July 14, 2016 Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress in the Office

by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton We specialize in helping homeowners and business leaders organize their lives and offices in order to be more efficient, reduce stress in the office and at home, and be more productive. But when it comes to reducing stress in the office, there may

July 7, 2016 Minimalism: Love People, Have Things

A couple of weeks ago, some of the Maniacs Team members went to see the Minimalism Documentary. We give it two thumbs up! The documentary highlights the journey of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus in their pursuit of living a meaningful life with less stuff.

June 30, 2016 Organization and ADHD: Yes You Can

  We specialize in helping people with ADHD and ADD keep their lives in order, and one thing we know: getting help getting organized can make all the difference. Having help not only makes the work go faster but keeps it from becoming too overwhelming, too,

June 27, 2016 Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow

Declutter Today for a Better Tomorrow Many people cringe at the sound of the word "declutter" as it brings to mind a process that can be emotionally and physically tough. Many others are like me and don't cringe, but rather make grand plans to clear out

June 23, 2016 Paperwork – File or Discard Everything?

I have been reading way too much of Marie Kondo lately!  But in her first book, The Magic of Tidying Up, she says you should get rid of all your paperwork.  Her reason is that if you know you don’t have it, you won’t spend

June 9, 2016 Organizing versus Cleaning

  I recently read Marie Kondo’s book Spark Joy.  Chapter one starts with “Tidying is the act of confronting yourself: cleaning is the act of confronting nature.” Organizing versus cleaning - that sounded interesting to me! One thing is for sure, we can’t deny that Marie Kondo

June 2, 2016 What Should I Organize First?

We get a lot of great questions from clients, but one of the questions we hear all the time, is “What should I organize first?” It’s a great question, but the answer can be different depending on what you are trying to accomplish. With all of

May 30, 2016 How to Make the Most of your Filing System

How to Make the Most of your Filing System If you've got piles of paper stacking up around your office, your countertops, and other available flat surfaces, chances are that your filing system isn't working for you.  Filing is a tricky game these days where there

May 26, 2016 Don’t Put the Container before the Clutter

  One of the most common questions we get from clients before our appointments is, “What kind of containers should I get before you come?” The answer is none! Before you spend hours trying to find the perfect container bins, you should first go through everything. You only